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Historic Areas of Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul Small-Group Walking Tour: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace...
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Istanbul City Tour with Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Cruise
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Private Tour: Istanbul's Jewish Heritage
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see as Istanbul & Turkey is so rich in history. with buildings and mosques and churches dating back to 600BC its an incredible city to visit and see for yourself because no amount of pictures can do justice

Thank 3Shakera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely busy, a lot of things to see, walking slowly, taking the time to notice details, buildings, shops, to have lunch or dinner, or just to enjoy the weather

1  Thank adaniela27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for history, art and architecture then Istanbul is your type of city. With so much history behind it this place is mesmerising. From the Bosphorus to its magnificent Mosque's it is hard to describe it without seeing it with your own eye....More

Thank Ali K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Istanbul's history goes back to 12.000 years B.C. Every corner has its own layers of history to be seen. It is a huge city, so one should plan the itinerary carefully to see as much as possible

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever you are in Istanbul, this is the place where you should walk around and see a lot of interesting things. There are many good hotels around here and this is the best place for sightseeing, too. Every historical sights are within the walking distance...More

1  Thank ワンケディ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step from one historical palace or monument, to another! You can sense the history as you walk the area. Take it all in. Enjoy a coffee. What a city, it is absolutely amazing. We took the open top bus, which is a must to see...More

Thank Hilary G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and historic, but the crowds are unbearable - almost scary. Felt very uncomfortable and not super safe.

Thank bsh132
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Byzantium, then Constantinople, then Istanbul - amazing world history seems to be felt in every corner of this bridge between Europe and Asia, or West and East, with the incredibly busy Bosphorus in between. We didn't have time to see much, but would love to...More

Thank jonathanKerbl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So interesting and absorbing to just explore on foot, so much to see and mostly free too. Great place to stay and eat too

Thank Sttevei83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This city it is amazing, i dont have to describe it... the mix of europe vs asia, the taste's, flavours, colors, etc!! Perfect option to get some days of holidays.

Thank Rui_eusebio16
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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Salman G
I shall be staying in Istanbul for 6 days. what all is recommended to be seen in 6 days??
30 April 2017|
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Response from flaviaes57 | Reviewed this property |
Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Dolmabace Palace, Topkapi Palace, Suleyman Mosque, The Egyptian Bazar and The Grand Bazar. All this are a must see.
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Sikha B
I just have one day in Istanbul. Can you suggest what places should I visit in this small duration. I will be staying in Park Inn By Radisson Istanbul Ataturk Airport and I have return flight to Mumbai at 8 PM which means I will have to leave by 5 PM from the hotel. I guess its little far from the main city.
24 April 2017|
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Response from Gillian K | Reviewed this property |
Hagaia Sophia - it's awesome
Natasha B
hi, I'm contemplating booking a trip to Istanbul in May. is it safe to travel there now?
23 November 2016|
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Response from Jawdat54 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Oh, yes we spent 1 week in October and everything was normal. Turkey is a vast country and main incidents happened far away from Istanbul, mainly near border with Syria & Iraq which is few hundred kilometres away... More